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Dr. Pournima

Dentist, Chennai

Dr. Pournima Dentist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Pournima is a trusted Dentist in Porur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Pournima personally at Sankaran Dental Hospital & Oral Cancer Center in Porur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pournima on Lybrate.com.

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My teeth's are not white I tried many types of toothpaste but their was no effect on teeth's they were still yellow advise me how I will make my teeth white?

MDS - Orthodontics, LASERS, BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS
Dentist, Lucknow
My teeth's are not white I tried many types of toothpaste but their was no effect on teeth's they were still yellow a...
Dear lybrate-user ji, it seems the colour of your teeth is yellow in which even bleaching the teeth will not help much. What you can look out for is smile designing using venners/ thinners/ lumineers/ laminates.
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Little amount of blood comes out while spitting early morning once I woke up. Is it serious. What is the remedy. Please suggest .

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Little amount of blood comes out while spitting early morning once I woke up. Is it serious. What is the remedy. Plea...
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth. - floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque. - control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth. - stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums. - eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque. - try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line. - you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am a 23 year male. I have cavity in my 2 teeth deeply. Is there any solution instead of removing option?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am a 23 year male. I have cavity in my 2 teeth deeply. Is there any solution instead of removing option?
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need cleaning and artificial enamel filling or root canal treatment. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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I am 22 years old and I have problems on when I eat some very sweet things then in my teeth paining. Please give me feedback.

MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Chandigarh
I am 22 years old and I have problems on when I eat some very sweet things then in my teeth paining. Please give me f...
Hello lybrate-user. Go for scaling and curretage of teeth and also there are chances that you have a decayed tooth which needs filling. Till then brush twice daily and use vantej paste.
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My wisdom tooth removed there is a hole and blister at that place unable to bite or swallow due pain ice pack & pain killer amox 375 thrice & lornasafe tabs thrice for 5 days no use please advise.

MDS - Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentist, Nagpur
Due to bone cutting there is pain and due to removal of tooth there is a hole. Kindly visit the dentist to look into the matter. Usually pain is there for 4-5 days to one week.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.
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I have yellow marks on teeth How get rid from it? I think its is cause of fluoride mixd water Suggest what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have yellow marks on teeth How get rid from it?
I think its is cause of fluoride mixd water
Suggest what should I do?
Hello. When brushing twice a day and flossing doesn't help improve your yellow teeth, it's time to consider other options. Teeth become yellow due to stains – both deep and surface-level – as well as other causes that sometimes aren't under our control. Although coffee and cigarettes leave stains on your teeth over time, thin tooth enamel also makes teeth look yellow. Tooth enamel is the hard, white surface of your teeth, and underneath it is a pale brown substance called dentin. Thick enamel looks white, but thin enamel allows dentin tones to show through, making teeth look yellow from the outside. Enamel naturally wears thin as people age, but acids from foods and drinks such as sour candies, oranges and soda also thin the enamel by eroding its surface. Saliva neutralizes acid and washes it away, but people suffering from dry mouth miss out on this protective effect. Other causes of yellow teeth include antibiotic use or excessive fluoride intake in young children, which can cause yellow-stained adult teeth later. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Certain medication, mouth rinses can also causes yellow staining. Preventing Yellow Teeth: Avoiding smoking, coffee and soda helps prevent yellow teeth, or you can get into the habit of drinking those darker beverages through a straw. Drink milk or plain water after eating or drinking something acidic to help reduce the acid's eroding effect. Brushing and flossing also help, and avoiding snacks between meals allows your saliva to dilute the acids in your mouth too. Using over-the-counter whitening agents will also helps. Discolorations are generally responsive to bleaching procedures.
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Hi! I am suffering from dental ache from couple of Weeks which goes to my ear on right side. This is very disturbing. Kindly help me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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I am suffering from dental ache from couple of Weeks which goes to my ear on right side. This is very disturbing....
Go to a dentist immediately. You might be having caries or cavity inside teeth that needs immediate treatment. Take -tablet ibugesic for pain relief.
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I am 24 year old male. I have bleeding in my gums since last 10 days. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I am 24 year old male. I have bleeding in my gums since last 10 days. What should I do?
Mateen Anjum you are having bleeding gums since last ten days . . bleeding gums can be due to gingivitis . . take tab celin 500 once a day . visit dental surgeon for checkup and for bleeding from gums you need to take care of teeth and maintain good oral hygiene, like brushing your teeth twice a day with colgate fresh mint tooth paste ,regular rinse with Mouthwashes (listerine )after meals .
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I have tooth pain.I have already taken root canal treatment. Could you pl.Suggest antibiotic tablet for the same.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS, Medicine
Dentist, Mohali
Consult your Dentist as he will be the best person to figure out the reason for the same. Also please do not take medication yourself, leave that to your dentist ! Regarda
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My teth is accidentally broken one of the piece picking through out another one pice are ther that teeth very pain full what can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
My teth is accidentally broken one of the piece picking through out another one pice are ther that teeth very pain fu...
You may need root canal treatment. If the tooth cannot be restored then you may need to get it extracted.
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Sir, I want to know that there is a spot of red color in my mouth. And it releases blood any time. Sir I'm very serious against it please help me.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
It might be enlarged blood vessel, small hemangioma or even an ulcer. See your doctor or an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis
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BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Delhi
Brushing removes plaque and food particles from the inner , outer and biting surfaces of your teeth

Be gentle--rough brushing and worn toothbrushes can damage tooth enamel

To be contd..
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I have been suffering from tooh pain since thre days so please give me suggestion to loose my tooth pain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have been suffering from tooh pain since thre days so please give me suggestion to loose my tooth pain?
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Plantago Q ( 10 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days
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I'm 23 years old. My tongue is remain white throughout whole day. My friends suggested me its oral thrush. What should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person dental tips: -visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical. Strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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I am having swelling in the teeth and when I bite it is paining sevear after taking antibiotic also it is still as it is what to do.

BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
It seems like a gum infection.. Gums get infected either by decay(pulpitis) or by periodontitis.. So need a treatment either a RCT or curettage depending on proper clinical diagnosis.. Do visit ur dentist soon..
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Doctors are saying take care of dental hygiene. But I tried all the things there no result. What should I do to overcome cavities?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Doctors are saying take care of dental hygiene. But I tried all the things there no result. What should I do to overc...
Get filling done for the existing cavities, than brush twice daily especially at night use rexidine plus mouth wash thrice daily.
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He chews lots of tobacco in a day and his teeth have been spoiled due to this reason so any way to reduce the quantity of chewing his tobacco.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
He chews lots of tobacco in a day and his teeth have been spoiled due to this reason so any way to reduce the quantit...
Yes there is lot of work being done on tobacco cessation, first of all he will have to make up his own mind that he wants to leave tobacco. Once he decide than dental surgeon can guide him he will need cleaning and polishing of teeth which will give him a change feeling and than he needs to keep his oral hygiene maintained by brushing twice a day and use listerin mouthwash regularly and slowly withdraw the habit of tobacco chewing.
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I have in problem in my mouth when I eat food than I feel pain in my tooth, what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I have in problem in my mouth when I eat food than I feel pain in my tooth, what should I do.
plz take a pain killer and then consult a dentist. pain killer is only going to give you temporary relief. dentist will find out the cause of the pain and help you to get rid of it.
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I need a full mouth denture (top and Bottom). It should be very light weight and with excellent fitting. I am a diabetic on insulin for the past 15 years.

BDS
Dentist, Bilaspur
Hello, since you are diabetic since last 15 years it may so happen that dentures alone may not work very well as bone loss is high in diabetes. Although in certain cases bone loss is nt much.If u need a light weight n good fitting dentures then go for BPS dentures.Though costly they r really good. Otherwise implants supported fixed prosthesis or implant supported dentures are other good options.
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